STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Christopher G. Dawes, president and chief executive officer of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) project.
SPS is a network of more than 80 children’s hospitals in the United States working together to share safety successes and failures to better achieve the goal of creating a universally safe and healing environment for children in need of medical care. In 2015-16, SPS pediatric hospital CEOs, boards of trustees and clinical leaders are aligning to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent, reduce readmissions by 10 percent and reduce serious safety events by 25 percent.
“SPS is working tirelessly to ensure that hospitalized children across the country are as safe as possible and I am delighted to join the Board of Directors,” Dawes said. “I’m looking forward to working with some of the top pediatric leaders to accomplish SPS’s goals and limit hospital-acquired conditions in the United States.”
“We are honored to add Christopher Dawes to the national Board of the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Chair of SPS Board. “Chris and the Stanford-Lucile Packard team are key partners in our quest to eliminate harm to children in our more than 80-member network of pediatric hospitals. Chris provides thought leadership and a deep personal commitment to this mission.”
Dawes is former chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions and also the National Association of Children’s Hospitals. He has also served on the board of the California Children’s Hospital Association. In addition, Dawes is a board member of the California Hospital Association and their executive committee, the Santa Clara Family Health Plan, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
More information about SPS is available at www.solutionsforpatientsafety.org.
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